San Dieguito Art Guild Holiday Bazaar


San Dieguito Art Guild presented its fifth annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 14 at the Encinitas Community Center.

The guild, which is an all-volunteer nonprofit that operates the Off Track Gallery located in the Lumberyard Shopping Center in Encinitas, offers art workshops, classes and demonstrations by professional artists.

“This event gives local artists a venue to offer their handmade items to the public,” said gourd artist Grace Swanson, one of the event organizers. “And gives the shoppers a chance to purchase one-of-a-kind artworks, which cannot be found in the malls. There are no imported items at this Bazaar. In addition, the buyer is purchasing work directly from the artist and can meet them face to face.”

The event included a silent auction of artworks donated by the participating artists, hot apple cider, treats, a raffle and art for sale by artists: paintings, jewelry, photography, gourds, glass, ceramics, mosaics, fiber art, cards, prints and more.

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